UPDATE: SAC approves creation of 177 posts of Panchayat Inspectors
Posted by WebDesk on 26th September 2018

UPDATE:SAC approves creation of 177 posts of Panchayat Inspectors


All CD Blocks to have Panchayat Inspectors


SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 26: In order to provide impetus to the implementation of development schemes/ programmes across the newly created 177 CD Blocks in the State, the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 100 posts of Panchayat Inspector, G-I and 77 posts of Panchayat Inspectors, G-II.


The much-needed initiative would make these 177 CD Blocks fully functional. Presently, in the newly created blocks, only Village Level Workers (VLWs), Multi-Purpose Workers (MPWs) and Gram Savikas are available for assistance of the Block Development Officer (BDO) and in the absence of adequate number of posts of Panchayat Inspectors, the hierarchical structure of the Rural Development Department remained highly skewed.


With the creation of these 177 posts, all CD Blocks in the state of J&K will have a Panchayat Inspector. This also increases the promotional avenues for lower staff.


As Panchayat elections in the State are going on and with the State Government intending to empower Panchayats both financially as well as administratively, availability of Panchayat Inspectors, who are the custodians of the Panchayat properties and records, attains additional significance.  In addition to this a large number of State/Centrally Sponsored Schemes are being implemented in the Blocks including MGNREGA, Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY) and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBM), which further necessitates strengthening of the Rural Development institutions in terms of adequate manpower.  This is a step in that direction.

UPDATE:SAC approves introduction of mediation, conciliation procedures in JK

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 26: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the draft ‘Jammu and Kashmir Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018’.

Advisors to Governor, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar & Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to Governor, Umang Narula were present at the meeting.

The Bill seeks to provide for speedy disposal of the arbitration matters and for providing mediation and conciliation in pending arbitration matters before the court.

There is no provision in the Jammu & Kashmir Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1997 for mediation or conciliation during pendency of petitions under section 9 or section 11 of the Act or during the proceedings for setting aside of award or pendency of appeal.

New sections are being inserted to refer the pending matters to mediation or conciliation with the consent of both the parties and prescribing time-limits in arbitration proceedings. This will be an alternate way of dispute resolution and will speed up the conciliation and arbitration proceedings.

“SAC approves new procedure for grant of building permission in rural areas” in the First File may kindly be treated as withdrawn.

Inconvenience is regretted.

SAC approves new procedure for grant of building permission in rural areas

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 26: In a landmark decision to regulate construction and check un-planned growth of housing colonies & business establishments in rural areas, the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik approved laying down of a procedure for grant of building permissions in rural areas.

The issuance of a Government order by the Rural Development & Panchayati Raj department in this regard will be a significant step towards planned development of rural areas close to urban areas, strengthening of Panchayats and improving the rural economy.

The said order shall check rampant conversion of agricultural land; encroachments and prevent rising land disputes. The illegal and unplanned commercialization of rural areas shall also be regulated through this order.

The procedure prescribes competent authorities for issuance of building permission for construction/re-construction of buildings under different categories in rural areas, documents and the fee to be charged.

The income generated on account of granting of building permission in the rural areas shall form part of the revenue of the Halqa Panchayat and utilized by Panchayats on creation/maintenance of assets and other purposes as mandated under the Panchayati Raj Act, 1989.

The SAC also directed the Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Department to see how infrastructure in Panchayats close to urban areas can be improved.